Originally Posted by iFargle
I never thought they were until I got my first SSD... Now I can't go back.
I'd have to agree with that. I couldn't really judge with my MacBook as I had no reference to compare to. Besides, it's a top-of-the-line MBA, so I couldn't really tell the added benefit from the SSD.
Then I got an SSD for an old quad core. Difference was night and day. Boot up/shut down times were significantly less. Launching heavy-ish programs (Photoshop CS6 and the likes) took only a few seconds. It was like a new a upgraded computer.
SSDs have gotten pretty cheap compared to a year or so ago. If your budget allows, definitely go SSD.